Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When You Need a Little Reminder

I have been reading CJane for quite a while now, funny, insightful, witty, real. Some of you may not understand the "blog connection" where you read someone's blog regularly and you start to feel like you know them, even if you have never met them. I mean, after all, a blog is a pretty intimate gaze into the life of someone else. I have to admit, I have several of these kinds of "relationships" and I don't feel funny about them.. I mean, that is why their blog is there... To connect with people, to share, to spread joy, love, creativity and learning. If you haven't found that in blogging.. that is ok. Blogging is not for everyone.

I know some don't read blogs because it makes them feel bad, inadequate or inferior. They compare themselves to others in that way, but, you have to remember, blogs only say what you want them to say and I for one try not to say some things on mine. As of late, we have been going through some amazing trials. Are they blog fodder? No, but, sometimes I like not having to process all of my frustration and anger and disappointment on my blog. I mean, after all, I look like I have a pretty normal life on my blog, but I am far from that right now.

On Sunday night, I read Cjane's blog. Her sister Stephanie and her husband were in a plane crash and were still alive, but badly burned over a large parts of their bodies. This is their cute family. I am sure you can imagine how devastating this would be to them, and their small children, not to mention their family and friends. I had not read Stephanie's blog before, but read pretty much the whole thing on Sunday night, and wondered Why?? She has a beautiful family, a beautiful talent, and a beautiful outlook on life. She was letting her husband fulfill his dream of learning to fly and then this tragedy occurred.

Her family and life will be forever altered by this. Her children may not see her for months. Maybe she won't even be able to hold them for months due to her scarring and all the while, her family is full of faith, and peace and joy that she is alive and recovering.. however slowly.

Now, I ask you, why? Why a recently fueled airplane? Why crashing into a wood pile? Why them? Why together? It is hard isn't it. But, doesn't it put other things into perspective? We all have challenges in life. Some, greater than others. Let us be reminded of our blessings and let us remember others in life who are struggling and try our best to serve them and love them. If you want to help Stephanie and her family, here is how.

13 comments:

Jeanelle said...

you already know how I feel but in case you've forgotten...you totally rock! :) And a simply fabulous post...

JBelle said...

hear, hear! what jeanelle said! what jeanelle said...

♥Shally said...

How sad! It is a reminder to live life to the fullest, because you really do never know when something could happen.

Thanks.

jessica said...

Thanks for the reminder. This is such a tragedy...I will definitely remember them in my prayers.

I know what you mean about not putting all of the behind the scenes drama out into blog land. I'm sorry to hear you are going thru your struggles. We are going thru our share right now too. I'm trying to find a way to post about them without being a total "Debbie Downer". But after reading about this plane crash...it puts things into perspective.

Natalie said...

Lindsey, beautifully said. Thank you a million times.

Bridget said...

Oh, how awful. That is so tragic. I will definitely keep them in my prayers. I love that blogging can be such a great network of caring and reaching out.

Melissa-Mc said...

The more I live the more I realize that I have no clue what true suffering really is. It puts are trials into perspective.

Jill said...

I love the blogging world and the support that can be extended through it...it's amazing. What a horrible trajic story. Some people have to suffer so much and it's heartbreaking. It's amazing to see people endure their trials and learn from them. I know that is one way I have gained my testimony, is from other people's experiences, faith and courage.
Thank you for your kind words on my blog...I hesitated about posting, but it was a good release for me. I wish you well in your world of difficulties too!
xoxo

Ilene said...

I love how in blogging you are never alone. So many others 'get' what you are going through and even if they don't, they offer their full-fledged support and prayers on your behalf.

calibosmom said...

THis is so tragic. They seem like really amazing people and it sucks that bad things happen to great people. I completely agree with not posting all the dirty laundry. I know people must think I have "the perfect life" because I only post happy joy joy stuff but I would just rather focus on the good stuff. I'm sorry for your challenges but if I've learned anything from you, its that you are positive and happy go lucky...the type that can get through anything! Thanks for letting us know how we can help!

Celia Fae said...

Dang. I wish I would have read this before I posted Thursday night. I would've linked you. Sorry.

BTW, the who's who pictures is a great idea. I want to steal it.

Paige said...

I hadn't seen the cloche hat picture on Nie's blog (which I also ready Sunday night after reading c jane). Dying from the sadness.

D-dawg said...

It has been so sad following this story. They are such a sweet family and it's hard to see them go through this. Sometimes I am amazed by the trials people must face!! And how some do it so faithfully. Her family is a good example.

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